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Culture

Remembering Mississippi Children Who Lost Their Lives to COVID-19

Inside the Heritage building in downtown Jackson stands a miniature Christmas tree. Teddy bears line the tree’s bottom as if they were its protectors. White lights match the nine pairs of angel wings that decorate the tree, each pair of wings representing one of the nine children who have passed away from COVID-19 in Mississippi.

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Oak Grove High School
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As Outbreaks Force Schools To Go All-Virtual, Districts Reinstate Mask Mandates

Only days into the semester, some school districts in South Mississippi are walking back their decision to make masking optional. Yesterday, the Lamar County School District announced that two of its schools, Oak Grove High School and Purvis High School, were shutting their doors on Monday and going all-virtual until Aug. 16 “due to the high transmission rate of COVID-19.”

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Dr. Thomas Dobbs and Dr. Paul Byers
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‘Fighting A Monster’: MSDH Reinstates Pandemic Measures As Delta Surges

Mississippians should return to wearing masks indoors regardless of vaccination status, especially in school settings, the Mississippi State Department of Health is warning. The brief relaxation of pandemic restrictions following the widespread availability of the vaccine has come to a close, broken under the weight of the incredibly infectious delta variant of coronavirus. 

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